Amid ongoing border tensions between India and China along the nearly 3,500 kilometers long Line of Actual Control (LAC), US President
Donald Trump has offered to 'mediate or arbitrate’. Terming the situation a 'raging border dispute', Trump said he is willing to mediate.
"We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing, and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!," the US President tweeted.
The tweet comes as several areas along the LAC in North Sikkim and Ladakh have seen military build-up by both sides in a clear indication of escalating tension between Delhi and Beijing.
Meanwhile, India said that it will remain firm in eastern Ladakh where it said Beijing obstructed Indian patrols. However, an article in China's Global Time has blamed India's "illegally constructed defense facilities across the border into Chinese territory in the Galwan Valley region," for the tensions between the two countries .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already held a high-level meeting to discuss the issue. The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.
Now, a two-day meeting of senior Army commanders is underway in the national capital. The meeting is presided by Army Chief General MM Naravane. Among the issues that will be discussed in the meeting are the security of India's borders with the main focus likely to be on Chinese aggression along LAC.
The development comes even as the Indian Army has increased troop deployment in different areas along the LAC. The move aims at matching the presence of 5,000 Chinese soldiers.
It all started after soldiers of Indian and China were involved in hand-to-hand fighting resulting in injuries to several troops of both sides.